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I got kicked out of my interview for eating grilled chicken

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Godspeedyou, May 18, 2014.

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  1. Godspeedyou

    Godspeedyou 2+ Year Member

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    It was for a special program and I was hungry and didn't have enough time to eat before my interview so I put my grilled chicken and vegetables in a little doggy bag and hit the road. Half way through the interview my stomach was growling and my head started to hurt so I took the doggy bag out of my backpack and started eating. The dean just stared at me for a couple seconds and then asked what I was doing, so I started eating faster so I could finish it fast and then keep talking without looking rude. He then asked me to leave so I let out a big "what?" with my mouthful, shook my head, packed up my chicken and left... Worst day of my entire life.

    Has anyone had anything like this happen before?
     
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  3. DoctorWhoo

    DoctorWhoo 2+ Year Member

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  4. mct2762

    mct2762 Banned Banned Account on Hold 2+ Year Member

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    lolllll I don't care if this is a troll post or not..made me laugh :p
     
  5. justAstudent

    justAstudent SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

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    You messed up big time. You didn't offer him any.
     
  6. hoihaie

    hoihaie Banned Banned

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    Omg I had a really similar experience!

    It was for a special program and I was really hungry and didn't have enough time to eat before conducting my next interview with another candidate for our program. I had forgotten the grilled chicken and vegetable my wife packed in this doggy bag before I hit the road to my office that morning. Halfway through that interview my stomach was growling and my head started to hurt. Apparently the candidate noticed my hunger and pulled out this similar doggy bag and seemed like was going to offer me some. BUT he simply started eating in front of me with this look of contempt. When I tried to nudge him to share some with me by asking him what he was doing, he started eating faster as if he was mocking my hunger.

    I was so mad so I asked him to leave. He had the audacity to let out a big incredulous "what?", mocking me with his mouthful of delicious grilled chicken and shook his head in pity and left... WITH THE CHICKEN! Didn't even leave me the leftovers....

    Worse day of my entire life.

    Has anyone had anything like this happen before?

     
  7. WillburCobb

    WillburCobb I am the pull out king Banned Account on Hold 5+ Year Member

    Grilled?! Rookie mistake, had you brought Colonel all would be well.
     
  8. La Presse

    La Presse Due to the fact.... 5+ Year Member

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    At Caillou's House.
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    I disagree. Every time I order fried chicken, I feel like I'm opening Easter eggs.
     
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  9. WillburCobb

    WillburCobb I am the pull out king Banned Account on Hold 5+ Year Member

    Meh, I just feel regret and anticipation of the ensuing bowel prep-esq onslaught.
     
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  10. The Buff OP

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    That sucks, but you did the right thing on getting your macros in. #gainz
     
  11. compstomper

    compstomper 7+ Year Member

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    OMG! I had something similar happen to me! During an interview at a certain medical school that shall go unnamed as I have an aversion towards buzz marketing, we had KFC for lunch. KFC! Pre-interview fried chicken mind you. And not the knockoff NYC kennedy fried chicken, but the real deal from Kentucky. You can see that this was perhaps a recipe for disaster (pun intended). I could smell the tender cripsyness wafting through the air, and my salivary glands produced a tsunami that could only be quenched by fried drumsticks.

    40 minutes later, I was due for my interview, but I could feel the food coma overtaking me as the interviewer is introducing himself. During the interview, arguably one of the if not THE most important moment in my medical career so far, I dozed off and awoke soon after with dribbles falling off the corner of my mouth and onto my grease stained tie. Naturally, my interviewer was incensed and told me in no uncertain terms that I was not fit for this nor any other institution of higher learning, that I was not fit to be a witch doctor not to mention a real doctor, and to get the heck out of his office before he puts his foot where the sun doesn't shine.

    2 weeks later, I got my acceptance letter in the mail.

    Moral of the story? Bring a bib to your interview.
     
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  12. Doctor Strange

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    Am I... missing something?
     
  13. J Senpai

    J Senpai Grab my arm. Other arm. MY other arm. 5+ Year Member

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    He blew the interview because he started eating grilled chicken in the middle of it. What is there to miss? The mistake was obvious because everyone knows that if you partake of grilled comestibles in a professional environment, it's all about dem ribz.
     
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  14. prettyNURSEtoMD

    prettyNURSEtoMD 7+ Year Member

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    I'm so disappointed it wasn't fried chicken instead...
     
  15. DermViser

    DermViser 5+ Year Member

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    Your avatar again fits your post, this time eating spicy grilled chicken.
     
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  16. Shov

    Shov Jokester 5+ Year Member

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  17. Frostbite22

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    You know I had a group interview at bath and body works when I was 17 and this girl showed up in ripped up jeans, a tank a bagel and a Starbucks. I was like people actually do this? My second thought was why didn't she bring enough for all the interviewees? So even though your chicken story is probably fake I am sure somebody showed up at an interview like this at some point or another.
     
  18. Goro

    Goro 7+ Year Member

    This is, so far, my all time favorite troll post.

    But it does make for a decent interview question!

     
  19. WillburCobb

    WillburCobb I am the pull out king Banned Account on Hold 5+ Year Member

    Grilled or original. Those 11 herbs and spices are a pro tip!!!
     
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  20. touchpause13

    touchpause13 nolite te bastardes carborundorum 5+ Year Member

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    OP was obviously rejected for a lack of commitment. If you are gonna eat some chicken at an interview it better be the blazen challenge. Med schools love the strength and courage of someone who can down hot wings. Automatic acceptance for not burping and/or farting afterwards.
     
  21. moop

    moop 1K Member Banned Account on Hold

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    Sir Goro what would actually happen if this happened?
     
  22. Goro

    Goro 7+ Year Member

    I wouldn't kick the kid out, but I'd reject on the spot.

     
  23. Toadesque

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    Just a rip off a post that was made on the misc section of bodybuilding.com the other day
     
  24. moop

    moop 1K Member Banned Account on Hold

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    Even if he was really approaching hypoglycemia and feeling light-headed? Empty stomach and stress can do wacky things

    Edit: jk I thought OP meant in the waiting room instead of directly in front of the interviewer lol. Ok reject is good.

    Eating something small in the waiting room is ok though right?
     
  25. CherryRedDracul

    CherryRedDracul 2 Chainz Muscular Dystrophy 2+ Year Member

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    That's funny because I came out of my interview with grilled chicken to eat .

    If you are hungry for a special project that will not have enough time to eat before the interview , and so on. Grilled chicken and vegetables with a little dog in my bag and hit the road halfway through the interview , interest in my stomach , my head started to hurt and I took the dog in the bag in my bag , and began to eat . Dean stared at me for a few seconds and asked me what I was doing , and I began to eat faster , so I quickly finished , and then was able to continue the conversation without being rude . Then he asked me , do I let out a big " Why ? " With my mouth I shook my head caught up in the worst day of my food ... my entire life .

    Does anyone have such a thing happen already ?
     
  26. Blizzard18

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    Bojangles is where it's at son. Rookie mistake haha
     
  27. Spinach Dip

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    What you should have done is compare the sandwich to the American healthcare system, with the chicken representing the professionals (doctors, nurses, pharmacists), the mayo representing the tools and drugs that are used, and the bread representing the physical buildings where healthcare takes place (hospitals, offices).

    Then, you start explaining that the problem with the current system is that all the consumers (public) want care for free. You proceed to take a bite of the sandwich. Continue, demonstrating that the system as its designed today will bring all of healthcare tumbling down.

    It's not a perfect analogy, but the fact that you used a chicken sandwich to illustrate the downfall of American healthcare has got to score you points with someone.
     
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  28. Spinach Dip

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    Is there any reason you would kick a person out of an interview half-way through?
     
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  29. pyrrion89

    pyrrion89 UCSF '18 2+ Year Member

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    Eating a live chicken in front of the dean?
     
  30. Mad Jack

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    What if he offered you some?
     
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  31. WhippleWhileWeWork

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    Haha, like the OP really had an interview...
     
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  32. hoihaie

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    All great meetings happen over food.
     
  33. ninjaman22

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  34. mizzu

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    Lol I offered the dean some muffins thinking he was an applicant - I was accepted.
     
  35. Goro

    Goro 7+ Year Member

    Chicken no. Cookies, yes.

     
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  36. touchpause13

    touchpause13 nolite te bastardes carborundorum 5+ Year Member

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    What is your favorite kind of cookie?
     
  37. Goro

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    Nope, we do a panel interview and we'd just smile politely at the offending interviewee, and then reject him/her.

     
  38. Goro

    Goro 7+ Year Member

    Chocolate chocolate chip!

    If I see anyone carry those around at interviews, then I know it will be touchpause!
    :)

     
  39. Ismet

    Ismet PGY-fun! SDN Administrator 5+ Year Member

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    Closing thread.
     

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